We organise a number of conferences throughout the year that attract large audiences from across the globe.
Previous conferences have included ESRC Festival of Social Sciences events, collaborative conferences with organisations such as The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), and PhD presentations ran in collaboration with our students.
- Jun072017CRETA Workshop - Wednesday, June 7
- May172017Professor Oliver Hart Lecture - Incomplete Contracts and Control
We are pleased to announce that Economics alumnus and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Oliver Hart will be visiting the Department on Wed 17 May, 6pm.
Professor Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. Born in Britain, he gained a BA in Mathematics at King's College, Cambridge in 1969, an MA in Economics at Warwick in 1972, and a PhD in Economics at Princeton University in 1974. The University awarded Professor Hart an honorary degree in 2012.
Professor Hart is an expert on contract theory, theory of the firm, corporate finance, law and economics and his research centres on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations.
He is the 2016 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
Join us for his lecture on Wednesday 17 May at 6-7pm, in the Oculus building, room OC1.05 (please note that this is changed from room IMC0.02) - ‘Incomplete Contracts and Control’, which is a version of his Nobel Prize Lecture, originally delivered on 8 December 2016 at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University.
- Apr262017Warwick Economics PhD Conference 2017
This year the event will be taking place on Wednesday 26th April – Thursday 27th April 2017.
This event is organised by research students of the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and Faculty.
The conference papers will be evaluated by a scientific committee, consisting of Warwick Economics PhD students and faculty members. Anyone can attend, but only PhD students can present. Papers from all research areas are welcome but those targeting cutting-edge topics will be prioritised.
Bookings for the event are now closed.
- Nov122016Shepsle Festschrift Conference
By invitation only
A one day conference in honour of Ken Shepsle on 'Political Economy, Formal Political Theory: The last 50 years, the Next 50'. The conference will survey the past and examine prospects for the future of a. formal political theory, b. political economy and c. political science.
Date: Saturday 12 November 2016
Time: 9.15am-5.00pm and conference dinner at 7.00pm
Location: Floor 17 (WBS), The Shard, London Bridge, London SE1 9SG (Find the Shard). The entrance is on the Upper Ground Concourse. You will need photo ID such as a passport or driver's licence.
Organiser: Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Department of Economics
Saturday 12 November 2016
9:15am-10am Registration and Coffee
10am-11:45am Round Table Session 1 - Political Science
John Aldrich; Bruce Bueno de Mesquita; John Ferejohn; Valentino Larcinese; John Patty; Vera Troeger
12:45pm-2:30pm Round Table Session 2 - Formal Political Theory
David Austen-Smith; Torun Dewan; Jon Eguia; Ethan Bueno de Mesquita; Maggie Penn; Robert L Powell; Rafael Hortala-Vallve
3pm-4:45pm Round Table Session 3 - Political Economy
James Alt; Robert Bates; Jeffry Frieden; Maria Petrova; Barry Weingast; Norman Schofield; James M Synder
5pm Free Time
7pm Conference Dinner at Bunch of Grapes, London Bridge
- Jun102016Economic Theory Workshop
The annual Economic Theory Workshop has been hosted by the Department of Economics at The University of Warwick for the last 7 years and is recognised as one of the top workshops in the world.
Date: Friday 10 – Saturday 11 June 2016
It provides the opportunity for leading Economic theorists to engage and discuss the latest ideas in economic theory and to foster collaborative research projects.
Academic Lead: Professor Bhaskar Dutta
The two-day workshop will include presentations from the following speakers:
- Drew Fudenberg, Harvard University
- Ben Golub, Harvard University
- Sergiu Hart, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Johannes Hörner, Yale University
- Marco Ottaviani, Bocconi University
- Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern University
- Wolfgang Pesendorfer, Princeton University
- Andrew Postlewaite, University of Pennsylvania
- Arthur Robson, Simon Fraser University
- Alexander Wolitzky, MIT
- Siyang Xiong, University of Bristol
The workshop includes a speaker dinner on Thursday evening, a dinner for all participants on Friday evening and lunch on both days.
To book a place for this event, please complete the registration form. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.
E-mail: economics dot events at warwick dot ac dot uk
Telephone: (024) 76528089
- Jun012016CRETA conference
Details to follow.
- Mar182016Warwick/Princeton Political Economy Conference
The University of Warwick in Venice, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava
Date: Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2016
The Conference will feature a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.
Friday, 18 March
9.00 – 9.30am
Arrival, Registration, coffee
9.30 – 9.45am
Welcome from the Organisers
9.45 – 10.45am
Andrea Mattozzi, European University Institute: "Public versus Secret Voting in Committees" (with Marcos Y. Nakaguma, EUI)
10.45 – 11.45am
Dominik Hangartner, London School of Economics: “Migration, Language, and Employment”
11.45 – 12.15pm
12.15 – 1.15pm
Renee Bowen, Stanford Graduate School of Business: “Reform Fatigue” (with Jackie Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Oeindrila Dube, NYU, and Nicolas Lambert, Stanford)
1.30 – 2.45pm
3.00 – 4.00pm
Monica Martinez-Bravo, CEMFI: “An Empirical Investigation of the Legacies of Non-Democratic Regimes: The Case of Soeharto's Mayors in Indonesia” (with Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary, and Andreas Stegmann, CEMFI)
4.00 – 5.00pm
Gilat Levy, London School of Economics: “Perceptions of Correlation, Ambiguity and Communication” (with Ronny Razin, LSE)
5.00 – 5.15pm
5.15 – 6.15pm
Dominic Rohner, University of Lausanne: "The Violent Legacy of Victimization: Post-Conflict Evidence on Asylum Seekers, Crimes and Public Policy in Switzerland" (with Mathieu Couttenier, Veronica Preotu and Mathias Thoenig)
Joint workshop dinner
Saturday, 19 March
9.00 – 10.00am
Bard Harstad, University of Oslo: “The political economy of weak treaties” (with Marco Battaglini, Cornell University)
10.00 – 11.00am
Jenny Guardado, Georgetown University: “The Seasonality of Conflict” (with Steven Pennings, World Bank)
11.00 - 11.30am
11.30 – 12.30pm
Marco Battaglini, Cornell University: "Influencing Connected Legislators" (coauthored with Eleonora Patacchini (Cornell University))
12.30 – 2.00pm
2.00 – 3.00pm
Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University: “The Consequences of the French Revolution in the Short and Long Durée”
3.00 – 4.00pm
Marina Agranov, California Institute of Technology: "Persistence of Power: Dynamic Multilateral Bargaining" (with Chris Cotton, Queen's University and Chloe Tergiman, Penn State)
4.00 – 4.15pm
4.15 – 5.15pm
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago: "Social Mobility and Support for Democracy: Re-evaluating De Tocqueville"
- Feb172016PhD Conference 2016
This year the event will be taking place on Wednesday 17th February – Thursday 18th February 2016.
This event is organised by research students of the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and Faculty. The conference papers will be evaluated by a scientific committee, consisting of Warwick Economics Faculty members. Anyone can attend, but only PhD students can present. Papers from all research areas are welcome but those targeting cutting-edge topics will be prioritized.